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Roadside Cobblers in India

This is one of the old documentaries that I had shot in the year 2009. That was the time I was always ON for these kinds of interactions. In this short documentary, you can see my visit to various roadside cobblers in my city Rajkot. You will get a chance to see their procedure to repair shoes & sandals as well do polishing of the same. They also do manual stitching to repair the footwear.

They simply have a box which contains all the tools & instruments needed for repairing. They do not have any particular shop or place but they sit on the footpath, in such a way that they don’t become of disturbance to pedestrians.

Short Documentary – Roadside Cobblers in India


Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

2 thoughts on “Roadside Cobblers in India

  1. Jigar Patel says:

    Awesome! I would like to see more videos like this!

    1. There are few more. Will be posting. Keep checking SpeakBindas as always you do.

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